It’s going to close Las Vegas on February 25 and head on over to Nashville for its March 29 opening. After that, it will follow The Rolling Stones to Sydney, Australia. They’ll be on tour there, too. Exhibitionism has been touring since 2016, when The Stones launched their mobile museum of memorabilia and artifacts at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Exhibitionism spans The Stones’ career with choice articles displayed to provide an intimate glimpse into what it was like to be The Stones.
While it would be tempting to view a traveling museum as dated, the truth is that fans adore the magic story which is The Stones. The first exhibition room has included a video multiscreen montage which touches on the moments which shaped The Stones and created their legacy. It’s intended to be a biography of the group, though some writers would have hoped that more time could have been spent on key moments.
Some of the highlights in the varied museum spaces include the Chelsea, London apartment where Mick, Brian, and Keith lived in 1963; recreated in all its disheveled glory. The “Meet the Band” room offers a paid audio tour so fans can connect the dots with diary notes and their early contract displayed along with band members thoughts at the inception of the group. It’s possible to see Richards and Wood’s guitars and learn what they thought of them. Martin Scorsese presents highlights of their filmography. An entire hallway of Stones performing attire exists, and plenty of photos of backstage moments and concert events. The attention to detail is overwhelming, and the unexpected intimacy shared with visitors to the museum is complex and fulfilling.
The idea isn’t new, but certainly inspired. When The Stones were settling in to present a 2014 concert in Stockholm, Mick Jagger visited Abba The Museum. He took a private tour after hours and explained that The Stones were considering opening something similar in London. Jagger took a 45 minute guided tour with Ingmarie Halling, the museum’s curator. According to abbafanatic.com, Jagger took plenty of photos and asked even more questions. He tried out performing with ABBA in the special hologram designed for visitors to experience singing
with the group. He left the museum with a book about ABBA and a tour t-shirt.
It’s quite touching that Exhibitionism will head to Sydney after its stay in Nashville. Paul Cashmere, writing for NEWS, explained that Jagger’s mother was born in the Sydney suburb named Marrickville. Jagger is half British and half-Australian. For Jagger, having Exhibitionism scheduled in Sydney was a given. He has plenty of family there, and whenever The Stones roll in, the entire family turns out.
But for now, tickets are available for the March 29, 2018 opening of Exhibitionism at the Nashville, Tennessee Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. It’s possible to buy a Combined Pass which includes entry to both the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum and The Rolling Stones Exhibit. Along with one VIP Souvenir ticket an Exhibitionist lanyard will be included. The VIP Pass provides unlimited entry to the Exhibition with no advance booking necessary, and access to the exhibit Fast Track entry lane, one VIP souvenir ticket and Exhibitionism lanyard, plus one Rolling Stones gift item.
Ticket prices are $39.50 Adults, Concession $31.50, Youth (7 – 17) $19.50, Combined Ticket $55.00, All Access Pass $75.00, Children under 6 are free. The event will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.